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University Hospital Essen

location_on Essen, Germany
9.6/10 from 23 Votes

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (289976)

Guido Gerken

Prof. Dr. med.

Guido Gerken

Specialized in: gastroenterology, hepatology

The Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Essen University Hospital under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Guido Gerken provides treatment of patients with gastroenterological and hepatological diseases from different country regions. There is provided the whole range of medical services in the field of gastroenterology and hepatology. A special focus is on the treatment of primary and secondary liver tumors, diseases of bile ducts, chronic intestinal diseases, HIV infections and, in particular, on transplantation medicine. 

The Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Essen University Hospital has an extensive experience in the field of endoscopic and invasive treatments. The scientific focuses of the Department are also concentrated in these fields and numerous working groups pursue them. Due to an expansion of the Center for Infection and a move to a new state-of-the-art building, the Department under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Guido Gerken has not only significantly increased the number of patients over the past years, but also steadily reduces the period of hospital stay. Moreover, the targeted investments into medical infrastructure enabled the Department to enhance the range of therapeutic and diagnostic services with new methods, which are beneficial for all patients.

The Department of Endoscopy at the Essen University Hospital carries out all diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic examinations. The Department provides highly qualified medical care to patients after liver transplant with bile duct strictures. Through a regular expansion of theses strictures during ERCP, there is a better outflow of bile and thus graft survival is improved. 

Within the West German Center for Stomach and Intestines and the Center for Visceral Medicine, the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Essen University Hospital maintains tight cooperation with private practitioners and colleagues from other clinics. 

The range of services under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Guido Gerken includes: 

  • Acute and chronic diseases of the liver and gall bladder
  • Liver transplant
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Chronic inflammatory bowel diseases
  • Examination of functional bowel disorders
  • Clinical hepato-gastroenterology
  • Diseases of the esophagus and stomach
  • Diseases of the small and large intestine
  • Gastrointestinal function and its disorders
  • Interventional endoscopy 

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